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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day!

Now is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to implement the things we've learned about Going Green! I have learned so much about our environmental dangers through my research for The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Living and my other journalism work. I apply much of this knowledge in my life already. I have reduced our chemical exposures by using essential oils for cleaning and perfume, using organic foods and organic gardening and lawn care techniques. By moving to a smaller city, I've cut way back on my driving. I bring my own organic cotton bags to the grocery and I've installed CFL bulbs throughout my home. I don't use the AC unless I really have to and I prefer our tile floors over the off-gassing fake wood that was here when we moved in. I could go on and on, but my point is that there is still so much more that I can do to Go Green, and I know that everything I do will help move our planet forward by sending the message to industry and government that Green is the Way to Go. Today I am going to ratchet up my commitment and do even more in my own life to help move us toward a healthy future - I'm going to move from doing a little bit to doing as much as I can. It's a step-at-a-time process, and every step we each take will move us forward. Please join me in taking more steps than we've taken before. We'll get there.

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Enjoy this beautiful video from Environmental Defense Fund.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

How will you be celebrating Earth Week and Earth Day (April 22)?

I will be speaking (just long enough to cheer on Miami Greenies!) to an estimated crowd of 20,000 at the Green Apple Music Festival in Miami this Sunday. The Green Apple Festival has been a huge Earth Day event in New York City, and has spread to other cities - this is the first year for Miami - making it eight cities in 2008 - the largest Earth Day festival ever, anywhere. Bill McKibben and Robert Kennedy Jr. will be speaking in NYC. Find the festival nearest you to join in the fun: www.greenapplemusicfestival.com

Take a moment to let others know your green intentions by signing onto the national Earth Day map at www.google.com/earthday08.

The Institute for Heart Math - where scientists have found strong ties between our thoughts, hearts, mind, brain, and physical and mental health - has developed a simple, short meditative exercise that helps us achieve a greater sense of peace and good health. They've created a beautiful video to walk us through the steps to generate good thoughts and good health for the Earth to celebrate Earth Day 2008. Join in! http://www.heartmath.org/million_hearts/


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Green_living_guideWe're in the news:

From composting to recycling, a green lifestyle can seem complicated and costly, according to this story by McClatchy Newspapers. The story discusses green-living strategies by Trish Riley, the Florida-based author of "Complete Idiot's Guide to http://startelegram.typepad.com/planet_dfw/2008/04/daily-roundu-13.html

Daily Roundup
By Rick
The story discusses green-living strategies by Trish Riley, the Florida-based author of "Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Living". *
Planet DFW - http://startelegram.typepad.com/planet_dfw/

Thanks for including me in your recommendations, Rick! I see that Andy Revkin is recommending your blog on his New York Times site - KUDOS to you, TOO!


Making the 'green life' transformation one step at a time

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


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7 easy ways to live life greener


Published: April 15. 2008 6:00AM

So you recycle -- because your town makes you. Think that's all you have to do to live green?

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So you recycle -- because your town makes you.

Think that's all you have to do to live green?

Not anymore. The messages about "living green" and protecting the environment are coming from everywhere now. Despite your best intentions, you might not know how to boost your eco-friendly status.

Trish Riley, an environmental writer since 1992, is the author of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Living: Earth-Saving Solutions for Every Part of Your Life."

Riley attributes the current green-living craze to Al Gore's "Inconvenient Truth," his Oscar-winning documentary on global warming.

But she added that it was only a matter of time. To read the rest of the article...

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